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The Independent Investor: How Does the Stock Market Perform in an Election Year?
There is quite a bit of worry over this year's presidential elections. Most of that angst centers on the possibility that Donald Trump might be elected to the office and that this could be a disaster for the stock market. If history is any guide, those concerns may be misplaced. Granted, we haven't seen a candidate quite like the
State: Pittsfield Suspension Rates High for African-American Boys
Superintendent Jason McCandless said the district will take the allegations 'very seriously.' PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The schools are overly suspending African-American boys on IEPs, according to the state.   Superintendent Jason McCandless told the School Committee on Wednesday to expect a letter to
June is Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A new feline family member is waiting at Berkshire Humane Society or Purradise Feline Adoption Center. BHS and Purradise have adoption counselors to help people find the right match. Their adoption fee includes spaying/neutering, micro-chipping, age appropriate vaccinations, and so much more. According to the
Greylock Announces BCC 'Marilyn Sperling Greylock Scholar' Scholarship
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Greylock Federal Credit Union has established the “Marilyn Sperling Greylock Scholar” Scholarship to honor the credit union’s recently retired president and CEO.   The scholarship will be awarded annually to a recent female high school graduate, or non-traditional woman student interested in
Miss Hall's School Graduates 48 Students
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Forty-eight students, including 16 local girls, graduated during Miss Hall's School's 118th commencement on Sunday, June 5. Ceremonies took place in the Thatcher Family Gymnasium of the Anne Meyer Cross '37 Athletic Center on the school's Holmes Road campus. Vittoria Incandela, a criminal
The Independent Investor: One For The Little Guy
The retirement world is changing. A long-sought-after regulation by the Department of Labor was released in April. It goes a long way toward protecting retirement savers from brokers and insurance agents. Here is what you need to know. The new ruling insists that those who advise investors on appropriate investments for their IRAs, 401(k)s
The Classical 'High Season' Bursts On The Scene
It’s well known that the Berkshires and environs are a musical mecca for classical music lovers. With the upcoming tourist high season – from mid-June through October – concert activity increases exponentially, offering listeners a cornucopia of music to suit every taste. Here’s a listing of three of the best-known
Donít Keep Family in the Dark About Your Plans
You might work diligently at building a financial roadmap for your retirement years and a comprehensive estate plan. But you can’t just create these strategies – you also have to communicate them. Specifically, you need to inform your spouse and your grown children what you have in mind for the future – because the more they
Be Safe and Have Fun on Your Motorcycle
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Summer is finally arriving in the Berkshires, and with it come motorists on vehicles with fewer than four wheels. Two- and three-wheeled motorcycles share the road with cars and trucks in the warmer months, and that means safety is the number one priority. All motorists are reminded to safely "share the
Developer Proposes Scaled Down Solar Project On Churchill Street
The Community Development Board added conditions to each solar project on Tuesday should each be approved by the Zoning Board of Appeals. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The developers of a recently denied solar array on Churchill Street have returned with a new concept, which they say is some 25 percent
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